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‘Shame on them’ CEP says of Domtar’s offshore production


March 28, 2006
By Pulp & Paper Canada

“Shame on them,” the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ union is saying of Domtar shipping paper production t…

“Shame on them,” the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers’ union is saying of Domtar shipping paper production to China on the heels of its closure of the Cornwall mill.

“One of their stated reasons for shutting the Cornwall mill was lack of demand for the product in world markets. Now we find out that the market is still vibrant and is being supplied by a mill in Shouguang, China, where Domtar is a partner.”

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The failure to realize plans for a co-generation plant has added to the CEP’s frustration. “While community and union leaders went to Queen’s Park to work on plans for a co-generation plant which could have kept the Cornwall mill open, Domtar clearly already had plans to ship the work offshore. At the end of the day, it was Domtar which rejected the co-gen option.”

Roughly 500 people lost their jobs when the Cornwall mill closed its doors on March


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